Welcome to 2012 everyone! Have you made a New Year’s resolution yet? Well, we’ve got a really good one for you! This year, resolve to make your home sparkling clean – with the power of herbs! It’s the final week of our DIY HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY series… As a big thank you to our readers, we’re revisiting the best recipes from our blog in 2011 and giving away a huge package of organic ingredients each week so the lucky winner can make these herbal goodies at home! Week 4 ~ Green Spring Clean! Making your own cleaning solutions using just a few basic ingredients is super easy, inexpensive, and much healthier for your home and for the environment. Commercial cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin, burn the eyes, and sting your lungs. Once the scrubbing is done, these toxic products are washed down the drain, poisoning the water, land, and wildlife we cherish. Plus, all of the extra packaging ends […]
It feels so good to be back after a wonderfully loooong weekend celebrating with friends and family. We hope your holiday season has been beautiful too! Speaking of celebrations… Guess what? It’s week 3 of our DIY HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY series! As a big thank you to our readers, we’re revisiting the best recipes from our blog in 2011 and giving away a huge package of organic ingredients each week to the lucky winners so they can make these herbal goodies at home! Week 3 ~ Homemade Hemp Milk This delicious recipe came from Customer Service email-guru Rebecca! She’s a world traveling mama who has worked at organic farms and studied herbal medicine across India and Africa. So, when we saw her concocting this creamy drink, we knew it had to be some kind of magically tasty treat. With one sip, we were hooked and you will be too! Creamy Cacao Hemp Milk Recipe […]
It's week 2 of our DIY HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY series! We’re revisiting the best recipes from our blog in 2011 and giving away a huge package of organic ingredients each week to the lucky winners so they can make these herbal goodies at home! Week 2 ~ Amazing Maca Bars This week we are dreaming of Julie's Amazing Maca Bars! Maca is a Peruvian tuber of the Brassicaceae family. It grows at high elevations of 12,000 feet and higher! Used as early as 1600 BC for mental acuity, physical vitality, endurance, and stamina, Maca is also an aphrodisiac tonic that enhances sexual desire, performance, and fertility in men, women, and animals. It’s a highly nutritious food too, containing carbohydrates, protein, calcium, lipids, iodine, and other beneficial compounds similar to broccoli and cabbage. This power packed root is known to have an especially positive effect on people who are overworked, overstressed, or nutritionally unfulfilled. (Thanks a lot office cookie swap!) Julie is our wonderful Production Manager and Master Tea […]
What better way to celebrate the coming new year than with a look back at some of our favorite recipes of 2011? Well, how about 4 weeks of amazing DIY GIVEAWAYS! As a big thank you to our herb loving blog readers, we’ll be revisiting the best recipes of the year and giving away a huge package of organic ingredients each week so our lucky winners can make the goodies at home! Pretty sweet, right? Week 1 It’s been cold and dry in Eugene this week. Really, really, really cold and dry! With (almost) winter weather like this, we’ve all been reaching for Irene’s luscious herbal lip balms. These lip balm recipes smell fantastic, are wonderfully moisturizing, and super easy to make. Looking for a holiday gift to make for friends and family? Look no further! You can find her post with the recipes here! The Giveaway! The prize […]
We are all packed up and on our way to the Green Festival in San Francisco! This is the 10th year of this incredible event that features renowned speakers, a marketplace filled with eco-friendly products, delicious organic food, live music, workshops, and more. We’ll be raffling off exciting prizes all weekend at our “Herbalist’s Garden” booth made entirely of reclaimed and recycled materials! Visit us at booth #840 for free samples from our herb cart, dose up at our organic tincture bar, plaster your water bottle with fun stickers, take notes with our recycled pencils, find inspiration in herbal recipes cards, and enter the raffle for a chance to win one of our Essential Oil Samplers! We’re giving away one Essential Oil Sampler each day during the festival and will announce one winner on Saturday, November 12th and one winner on Sunday, November 13th. Don’t miss your chance to win! Stop by our booth, say hello, and enter the big giveaway at the […]
Want to publicly announce your love of pristine rivers for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate from Mountain Rose Herbs? All you have to do is “Like” Pacific Rivers Council on Facebook and post a comment on their wall about why healthy rivers are special to you, pretty simple eh? This little act by itself will put you into a drawing for a $250 gift certificate from Mountain Rose Herbs and for complete (and easy) instructions, please see below. For the month of November, Mountain Rose Herbs will join forces with our partners at Pacific Rivers Council in a campaign to bring attention to the issue surrounding watershed and river protection which is important to all life as we know it. So please join us today by participating in this free, easy, and ultimately gratifying event! Instructions- 1. Log onto Facebook 2. Do a search for Pacific Rivers Council […]
Liisa Korpela is passionate about making herbal products and practicing sustainability for the plants that heal, the people she loves, and the planet that provides for us all. She is an experienced herbalist, creative gardener, and the founder of Bella Botanica, a natural health & beauty company. Her gorgeous urban homestead and apothecary in downtown Eugene supports native, medicinal, and food plants, as well as a flock of happy chickens and buzzy bee hives. In 1995, Liisa received her BFA degree in the Fine Arts of Textiles and Natural Dyeing with a Major in Biology. After graduation, Liisa began to delve more intimately into the world of plants by working with native flora, ecosystems, propagation, and gardening in the Pacific Northwest. She began her formal herbal studies in 1996 at the Blue Iris School of Botanical Studies with Colette Gardiner, and then at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies with […]
Congratulations to the winner of our Rootstalk Video Contest! Not only is this family sweet and creative, they are also eco-conscience, forest-protecting, old-growth advocates. We’re thrilled to have them join us at Rootstalk this year! As the winner of our contest, they will receive two free passes to Rootstalk and two gift bags filled with goodies from Mountain Rose Herbs. We love the celebratory dance at the end of the video and can’t wait to boogie down with them at the festival! A big heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. There were some fantastic entries and it was a really tough choice to make, so thank you for sharing your artistic energy and enthusiastic spirit with us! We hope to see you all at Rootstalk!
We’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with MaryJane Butters and MaryJanesFarm Magazine for several years now and couldn’t be more excited to have her join us at this year’s Rootstalk Festival! She’s a huge inspiration to us for her dedication to the message that organic living will lead to a healthy future for us all. MaryJane Butters pioneered the Farmgirl movement, which promotes organic farming with a do-it-yourself attitude. Articles in her magazine, as well as her beautiful website, will inspire you to harvest green garlic scapes, sew a garden apron, or bake fresh biscuits from your own home-milled flour. Cowgirl hat and all, MaryJane has always been a groundbreaker. She’s worked as a carpenter, wildfire lookout, founder of an environmental action group, and in 1976 she became the first woman station guard at the Moose Creek Ranger Station, the most remote Forest Service district in the continental US! […]
Calling all plant loving, body care crafting, medicine making, and backyard gardening herb enthusiasts! We are thrilled to introduce a one-of-a-kind herbal marketplace and community to you all. Welcome to Poppy Swap! So, what is Poppy Swap? Think of Poppy Swap as the Etsy of herbal products. You can browse the site for amazing holistic medicinals, herbal edibles, bodycare and cosmetics, aromatherapy, pet care products, and many more high quality goodies – all handcrafted by small-scale, cottage-industry herbalists. Plus, every creation offered through the site is made with natural ingredients that have been produced in a sustainable manner. Too awesome, right? Whether selling your homemade goods as an independent vendor or supporting the livelihoods of other skilled herbalists, Poppy Swap will connect you to an inspiring DIY community of sustainable commerce and herbal education. The Giveaway! Poppy Swap will join us at the Rootstalk Festival this September to […]
Introducing our new video contest! Watch Chives the Mouse and her bluegrass band’s adventure to the Rootstalk Festival! Then, if you want to explore the forest, learn new skills, and dance in starlight at Rootstalk too, simply create a video telling us why for a chance to win free passes along with Rootstalk gift bags filled with organic goodies from Mountain Rose Herbs. A total value of $598! All profits raised at Rootstalk go to Cascadia Wildlands, so help us spread the word by sharing this video with your Facebook friends! Click here for the Official Rules! Good luck! We can’t wait to see your video entries!